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Jimmy Clanton Just a Dream

Pop Rock

In 1958, the song went to #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and #4 on the U.S. Pop Chart. Jimmy Clanton was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and became known as the “swamp pop” teenage idol. Swamp pop is a combination of New Orleans R&B, with some Country and Western mixed with a French Louisiana flavor. The sound favors emotional love songs with a strong beat and (sometimes) honky-tonk pianos  and lots of bass.

Jimmy Clanton had success with other singles, including “Venus in Blue Jeans,” Go Jimmy Go,” “Don’t Look at Me,” and “Another Sleepless Night.” In 1961, he was drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army. He continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Just a Dream” by Jimmy Clanton:

Just a dream, just a dream..(just a dream)
All our plans and our all schemes ( all our schemes)
How could I think you’d be mine ( you’d be mine)
The lies I’d tell myself each time

I know that we could never last ( never last)
We just can’t seem to in the past ( in the past)
Just a dream I dream in vain ( dream in pain)
With you I’d only live in pain

Your picture is always with me
I can still hear that same mournful song
And now I sit here crying
Please leave me alone

Why , why do I love you ( I love you)
How can I live in misery ( misery)
I know that I won’t forget you (forget you)
But now I know it’s too late for me
Your picture is always with me
I can still hear that same mournful song
And now I sit here crying
Please leave me alone

Why , why do I love you ( I love you)
How can I live in misery ( misery)
I know that I won’t forget you ( forget you)
But now I know it’s too late for me ( too late)”

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Phillips says:

    My top 20!!!!!!

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